Insolvency and Restructuring

The Hunt & Hunt insolvency team has built a sound reputation for providing timely advice to insolvency practitioners and major creditors.

Hunt & Hunt has one of the strongest insolvency practices in the country. Our considerable experience includes security enforcement, insolvency administration and debt recovery across all Australian courts and jurisdictions.

We help clients develop practical, commercial solutions regarding corporate administrations, liquidations and receiverships, and can assist with business recovery, reconstruction and restructuring strategies.

Hunt & Hunt's national team helps clients recover and resolve difficult or disputed debts. We offer legal insolvency services in relation to debt recovery, security enforcement and all aspects of insolvency administration.

We help our clients enforce residential and commercial mortgage defaults, recover arrears and obtain freezing orders.

Debt litigation services for organisations of all sizes

In 2005, Hunt & Hunt became the only private law firm appointed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to provide national debt litigation services. We were reappointed to this position in 2010. We conduct a large number of bankruptcy and winding-up matters on behalf of the ATO.

To assist all of our debt litigation clients, we draw on our experience and the same business processes we use to assist the ATO. This ensures our clients have their matters resolved efficiently and cost-effectively. It's important to us that our clients receive the same level of meticulous, cost-conscious service, regardless of size.

Protecting your Interests

In the complex circumstances surrounding insolvencies, we work quickly and accurately to protect clients' interests and provide advice on:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate reconstructions and restructuring
  • Creditors' claims
  • Cross-border insolvency
  • Directors' duties
  • Distress debt trading and acquisitions
  • Enforcements
  • Investigating accountants' reports
  • Liquidations
  • Negotiations with secured creditors
  • Preference claims
  • Receiverships
  • Recovery strategies
  • Securities
  • Turnaround and workouts
  • Voidable transactions
  • Voluntary administration.

Members of our team sit on the External Advisory Panel of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Our practitioners closely monitor national and international industry developments, through membership with the Insolvency Practitioners Association, the Insolvency Committee of the Law Council of Australia, and the International Women's Insolvency Reconstruction Confederation.

Latest Insights

Hunt & Hunt looks at the PPSR reforms set out in the Whittaker Review.

PPS proposed law reform

March 7, 2024

On 22 September 2023, the Australian Government released its response to the 2015 statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth)(“PPS Act”) and regulations (“PPS Regulations”), known as the “Whittaker Review.”  In essence,…

Recovering Overdue Strata Levies in NSW

February 20, 2024

In NSW, owners corporations can commence legal proceedings to recover unpaid strata levies, subject to sufficient notice being given. Section 86 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 permits an owners corporation to commence legal…

Focus on Statutory Demands: The Strict Requirement to Provide Current Affidavits

November 3, 2023

Besides for the failure to effect valid service of documents, one of the other most common mistakes that is made when issuing statutory demands is the failure to provide a current accompanying affidavit. This is…